The Quilt Materials
Here’s the update! Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the completed quilt front! Oh no! It’s just too big and I don’t have any space to take pictures. 😦 So yeah, I’m re-using the picture from my first post about this quilt. This quilt is twin size, 88″ x 78″. I didn’t mean for it to get so big, just that the center piece is really large on its own. Anyways, here is my progress!
Fall Colors Fat Quarters
After I finished the quilt front as I showed in the little diagram I drew in my New Year’s Eve post, I began working on the backing using the same black cotton as the front. I had bought six yards of the black, and the front used only a few more inches than two yards, but the few inches messed up how much I needed for the backing. It was short four inches for the width. I was wanting to use the fat quarters above for this quilt anyway, but there wasn’t any room for it on the front. I decided to put on the top and bottom these strips. They are very eye-catching.
Quilt Backing Extenders
By the way, in case you didn’t see the diagram in the first post, this quilt is not a normal vertical quilt ( l ). All the panels are horizontal (—), so basically this quilt is meant to be more like a couch quilt than a bed quilt.
Laying Out the Batting
After making the backing, I basted the batting to the front of the quilt, then I layed out the backing and pinned the front to it.
Sewing the Seams
Finally sewing it! Yay! As I have added to my list of completed quilts, I have come to realize that I don’t like quilts with binding. The last quilt I finished for my mother was the first that I made without binding. I love the feeling of turning the quilt right side out, and feeling the extra cushion from the batting on the edges. It feels especially nice on the face.
All of the Layers Together
When I finish it, I will definitely post full view pictures of it. Whether the quality of the pictures will be good or not is another question…
Quilting Plan and Safety Pins
Right now I’m waiting to recruit my sister to help me with safety pinning it for quilting. I have a plan! Most of it will be machine quilted. (I will be hand-quilting the center piece).
I’ll keep you updated!